Outland Spousal/Common-Law Partner Sponsorship program allows a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to sponsor his or her spouse, common-law or conjugal partner for permanent resident status, regardless of where the spouse is currently living. This program operates under Family class immigration category.
The purpose of the Outland Spousal/Common-Law Partner sponsorship program is to reunite Canadian citizens and permanent residents with their family members. The sponsor should be able to present a proof that he or she will be able to provide for their family members’ basic needs in Canada.
In order to be complete, an application must include documents, signed forms as per the Document checklist and instructions along with the application that is in effect at the time the application received by IRCC. These include document and forms that are required depending on the applicant’s country of residence.
An online country-specific requirements tool is designed to help applicants to know what documents and forms are required to be submitted together with the application and the guidance on how to acquire them.
Complete application also must include proof of payment of correct fees.
While processing of family class applications is a priority and has a service standard of 80 % of applications within 12 months, there may be a number of reasons because of which the application processing takes more than that.
For more information please visit Outland Spousal/Common-Law Partner Sponsorship.